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Mike, Mac Medic
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Experience:  Over 20 years IT experience with Apple computers in publishing, marketing and design.
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It turn on briefly then turns off. It will not turn on again

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It turn on briefly then turns off. It will not turn on again unless it sits plugged in for about a half hour then the same thing happens. It is a MACBook Air. This just started this morning after it was left on last night by mistake, feel asleep at macbook.
JA: Just to clarify, how old is your MacBook Air and what operating system are you running?
Customer: Less than five years, not sure of the OS. I think it is up to date.
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: No
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Disconnected power. The lit on the power cord is was green, was red. The power button does not seem to respond after the first shut down.
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Feel asleep last night watching a video. Put it on pause but did not close it down. Did try to hold power button down for 10 seconds but there was no reaction.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Tim replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I'm Tim and have over 15 years of experience with eBay, Google, and the Department of Defense.

Sounds like it May have over heated - One of the internal fans may have died, if you feel alseep with it on your lap, or clothing/bed, that could easily cause this, since the intakes are not getting enough air in to cool it -